Housing for Pima County veterans is rising fast north of East Ajo Way near South Sixth Avenue.

The Arizona State Veteran Home-Tucson is scheduled to open next fall, said Homer Rodgers, Arizona Department of Veterans Services assistant deputy director for health care. The 137,500-square-foot complex is going up on 8.5 acres of land donated to the state by the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System.

The home, a joint project of the Phoenix firms Hayden Building Corp. and SDB Inc. , is being paid for with $18.2 million in federal stimulus funds from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and $9.8 million from the state.

For more information about the Arizona Department of Veterans Services and admission information for the home in Tucson, go to azdvs.gov

By the numbers

$28 million

Total cost of the new veterans' home


Private bedrooms in the completed project


Number of veterans in Pima County